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a.j., back to you. um, 8-letter crossword clues, $200. what is porridge? 8-letter, $400. what is practice? uh, 8-letter, $600. what is paradise? i'll take "30 rock" for $600. who is tracy morgan? tracy morgan or tracy jordan, yes. either one acceptable. good. i'll take "30 rock" for $800. who is kenneth parcell? i'll take "30 rock" for $1,000.
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who is matt damon? i'll take 8-letter crossword clues "p" for $1,000, please. what is... a palomino? (laughs) yeah, we'll accept that. um, 8-letters for $800. what is... parallel? yes! way to go. isn't it fun when it comes to you at the last second? makes you feel good. (laughter) all right. we're gonna take a break. back in a moment. you're gonna love this one. tracey rhys from new york is in the order of the blessed saint scully the enigmatic.
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yes, well, it's, uh, some people would call it an internet cult. we prefer to think of it as a cyber-abbey, uh, devoted to the wisdom of the character of dana scully from "the x-files." i see. the brothers and sisters in saint scully. i made one brief appearance on that series years and years ago, and people still ask me about that. oh, i--believe me, the sisters will want to know all about my time on "jeopardy!" and what alex is really like. okay, good. laura sikes jambon. hi. french for "ham." from rochester. had a pygmy goat in college. why? i did. uh, for the cuteness factor. yeah. well, there are a lot of other things that are cute. how 'bout a little cat? i had a little cat, and one time my little goat... but the goat ate it? ate a chunk of her fur. she didn't enjoy that. no. billy also enjoyed eating a lot of things, like a 3-wick candle, an entire bag of hershey kisses, and unfortunately, he met his demise by eating a bag of quikrete. (laughter) that's not-- wait, wait a minute. was it a 60-pound or an 80-pou, because...
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alex, you're being insensitive. (laughter) you're right. (laughs) uh... (laughs) a.j., i don't want to talk to you. (laughter) uh, who's in charge here? you have command of the board. make a--make a selection. all right. uh, let's go with, uh... i can't follow that. you can't follow that. not so gay paree for $200, alex. all right. (laughs) what is a guillotine? i'll take not so gay paree for $400, please. who are the vikings? uh, gay paree, $600.
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and that is the île de la cité. a.j. uh, gay paree, $800. um, let's just go with $800. $800. puts you into a tie with laura. here is the clue... who is caesar? julius? you are right. uh, gay paree, $1,000. what are huguenots? i'll take i'm just swamped! for $200. what are ants?
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no. a.j. what are termites? lot of 'em down there. uh, swamped, $400. what is the okefenokee? i'll take i'm just swamped! for $600. what is the nile? uh, swamped for $800. what is louisiana? swamped, $1,000. and that would be the great dismal swamp. less than a minute now, a.j., to complete the round. election year, $1,000.
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what is "ranger rick" santorum? $800, please. what is eye of newt gingrich? uh, before & aftfor $200. who is ronald mcdonald trump? i'll take election year before & after for $600, please. who is pee wee herman cain? and now the (beep) oh, darn, we won't get to it, and this is a fun category. $5,200 for a.j., who's back in the lead. laura right behind him. tracey on the board with $2,400. she's gonna go first in double jeopardy!
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closed captioning sponsored in part by... all right, tracey, takek at these categories as we get the double jeopardy! round started. we start off with... not "30 rock"... ooh... all of those letters coming up in each correct response. where would you like to start? don't mess with taxes, $400.
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what is the luxury tax? i'll take 30s rock for $400, please, alex. who is dylan? bob dylan. uh, 30s rock. what is "brick house"? $1,200, 30s rock. what is guns n' roses? no. good guess, but it was 38 special. a.j., back to you. 30s rock $1,600.
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what is thirty seconds to mars? uh, 30s rock, $2,000. who is the dave matthews band? and you add to your lead. you're at an even $10,000 now. let's go with, uh, nixon's enemies list for $400. what is united artists? uh, nixon, $800. who is namath? uh, nixon, $1,200. what is the "washington post"? uh, nixon, $1,600. who is goldwater? uh, nixon, $2,000.
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who is jane fonda? for $2,000. don't mess with taxes, $800. what is a stamp tax? no. laura. what is a tariff? i'll take the tell-tale heart for $400, please. what is an electrocardiogram? ll-tale heart, $800. what is an artery? "ography" for $400, please. wwhat is choreography? tell-tale heart, $1,200.
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what is angina? tell-tale heart, $1,600. here's sarah... palpitations accompanied by dizziness and shortness of breath may indicate a problem with these parts of the heart, such as the aortic and pulmonary ones, that permid flow in only one direction. what is a valve? tell-tale heart, $2,000. an opportunity for you to, uh, put this game away. you have $10,000 more than your nearest opponent. $1,600. okay. (chuckles) here's the clue for you... what are electrolytes? yes. $19,200. "ography" for $800, please.
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nography? "ography" for $1,200. what is cinematography? "ography," $1,600. what is cartography? uh, "ography," $2,000. what is ethnography? no. laura or a.j.? what is... demography? laura, you pick. i'll take how novel! for $2,000. and we're running out of time, laura, and you can see the score. you have less than 50% of a.j.'s total. well, i'd like to make it true daily double, alex. hello. $17,200 if you are correct on this...
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um, what is... "the natural"? yes! yes! aah! (laughs) um... (laughs) go again. how novel!--$1,600. what is... uh... uh... oh, too much time. ugh. "the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy"? sorry, a.j., not quickly enough. laura, pick again. i'll take how novel!--$1,200. s laura, pick again. what is "slaughterhouse-five"? how novel!--$800. what is "catcher in the rye"? i'll take don't mess with taxes, $2,000.
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what is ad valorem? (beep) whoa, we won't get a chance for that. you're at $22,400 now. laura has moved up nicely to $17,600, and tracey's gonna be around for final. she has $1,200. here comes final jeopardy! category--united nations. and the clue will be revealed right after... this. ♪ the middle of this special moment and i need to run off to the bathroom. ♪ i'm fed up with always having to put my bladder's needs ahead of my daughter. ♪ so today, i'm finally talking to my doctor about overactive bladder symptoms. [ female announcer ] know that gotta go feeling? one toviaz pill a day significantly reduces sudden urges and accidents, for 24 hours. if you have certain z. or can not empty your bladder, you should not take toviaz.
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now we deal with the united nations, and this clueopardy! 30 seconds. good luck. ♪
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so what are those languages? arabic, chinese, english, french, and then two more. s go down here and find out what our contestants came up with. tracey, we start with you. you wrote down "what is spanish?" you are right. russian and then spanish. let'and that will add how much money? $1,000. taking you to $2,200. laura, you're not smiling. why is that? did you come up with spanish, or did you put down russian? you had "russian," and you crossed it off and put down "spanish." good for you. your wager... big one. taking you up to $31,600. the lead. a.j. is not looking happy, or he's got a good poker face. he wrote down... "what is spanish?"
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he does have a good poker face. did he we--bet enough? taki to $35,201, and a 2-day total now of $56,002. what a finish. what a game. ng himk you all so much. back tomorrow to wrap up the week. see you then. promotional consideration provided by...
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this morning on "world news now" -- the trial of george zimmerman now in its final hours. the emotional closing arguments continue later today. >> plus, rising rates. if you are in the market to buy a home you might want to do it soon as interest rates climb to levels not seen in years. >> and, listen up -- if you are a woman who works these hours, late night, and we know lots of you out there do, some important medical news this morning about the link between night work and breast cancer. >> in "the skinny," a new low for paparazzi. what some photographers had to say about little suri cruise. it's friday, july 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." ♪ >> back. not a repeat. from six months ago.
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>> this is all old news. >> right. >> welcome back. one night only. >> one night only. just here -- filling in for john. feels good to be back. caffeinated ready to roll. >> you have been doing great during the daytime hours. you have just been rolling. >> they've been working me. working me. >> working hard. >> been to boston for hernandez. back july fourth. philly. south africa, back in may. got to finish the show. got to pick up barbara walters' dry cleaning in a few hours. i do everything at abc -- clean the floors in the afternoon. >> we keep you close and busy. >> i do it all here. let's get to the news of the day. we begin this half-hour with jurors preparing to pass judgment on george zimmerman. they'll hear closing arguments from the defense this morning. >> by afternoon they will begin deliberating this emotionally charged case. abc's marci gonzalez reports now from florida. >> reporter: the jury now halfway through hearing closing arguments in the george zimmerman trial. the state wrapping up the case trying to pull at the heart
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strings of the six women who will decide zimmerman's fate. at least one juror turning away as the prosecutor bernie de la rionda showed an autopsy photo. >> this is one of the last photos that will ever be taken of trayvon martin. and that is true because of the actions of one individual, the man before you, the defendant, george zimmerman. >> reporter: for more than two hours the prosecution tried to convince the jury, trayvon martin didn't deserve to die. calling zimmerman a "wannabe cop" who targeted a teenager who was simply walking unarmed in his neighborhood. >> he automatically assumed that trayvon martin was a criminal. >> reporter: the defense will present closing arguments their final effort to convince the jury zimmerman killed the 17-year-old in self-defense. zimmerman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. maintaining that martin attacked
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him, leaving him bleeding and with no choice but to shoot. his only expression or gesture, a silent denial of the accusations against him. >> the man before you, the defendant, george zimmerman, the man who is guilty of second degree murder. >> reporter: the defense will present closing arguments in the morning. the jury is expected to begin deliberations in the afternoon. they will have a choice -- convict george zimmerman of second-degree murder or manslaughter, or let him leave this courthouse a free man. marci gonzalez, abc news, sanford, florida. >> thanks a lot, marci. in other news this morning, a surreal journey for some survivors of asiana flight 214, revisiting the scene of the deadly crash. they arrived on the tarmac of san francisco international. some shedding tears, others just clearly stunned by the extent of the damage. most say reliving the experience with one another helped them come to terms with their terrifying ordeal.
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>> we're all tied together through this event, whether we want it or not. other people walked away, uninjured. but they might still emotionally be, whether they know it or not, in need of assistance. >> as crews begin clearing debris from the tarmac, investigators say they found no evidence of mechanical or electrical failure in the plane. their focus now will center on what the pilots did in those chaotic seconds before impact. >> 24 body have been found in the aftermath of that canadian train derailment. investigators say they believe at least 50 people died in the accident. so the search goes on for more remains. the u.s. owner of the runaway train has been heavily criticized for not visiting the site until four days afterwards. >> such a heartbreaking story. oh. >> it is. >> after a grueling debate, lawmakers in ireland approved the country any first ever abortion bill. the restrictive measure legalizes abortion in exceptional cases where the woman's life is at risk because of a pregnancy. the marathon debate ran past
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midnight with both side shouting insults at each other. opponents fear that the bill is the first step in granting wider abortion rights in this largely roman catholic country. >> that was one of the biggest thing s they were worried about. one of the deepest things th were debating about is whether or not to create this three doctor panel which is a very bizarre idea. create a three-doctor panel that would be able to determine whether or not a suicidal woman could have an abortion if she was on suicide watch or if she had claimed she wanted to take her life. >> or would carry out the suicide if denied the abortion. >> right. >> such a bizarre little subplot of the whole debate. but they really got into the intricacies of the bill. look what happened in texas with the crazy debate down there. one of the topics very strong issues. >> it continues. absolutely. moving on to this. now suddenly sticker shock, sticker shock when it comes to mortgage rates. they're so low, or were for so long, but that is not the case any more. abc's david muir has a look at what's next. >> reporter: if you blinked you missed them.
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historically low mortgage rates suddenly on the rise. average rate, 30-year fixed mortgage, 4.51%. a two-year high. it was just more than six months ago it was 3.31%. if that doesn't seem like much of a spike. look at what it does over 30 years. take a full mortgage on $200,000 home, the monthly payment at the historic low just months ago, $877 a month. at the new rate that jumps to $1,015, a month. difference of $138. it adds up quickly. over 30 years, that's an additional $49,517 on that mortgage. >> hi, abc. >> hi, david. >> reporter: we first met the evangelistas in ann arbor, michigan, six months ago. the reason they went for the new home, not surprising. >> mortgage rates so low, the best time. a steal. >> reporter: they and their children are loving their new home. if you took out a full mortgage on their same home today, the monthly payment would be $384 more than when they bought it.
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which is why lisa handler is on the hunt in atlanta looking for a new home for her family for some time now. >> we were taking our time. now we are under the gun. >> reporter: why the spike in mortgage rates? economy overall is doing better. the fed will do less to help move the recovery along, buying fewer treasury bonds which had been keeping mortgage rates low. which is my mary blanchard told us it is pushing buyers to get in knowing rates are on the rise. >> a deluge of people rushing to lock into the rate. david muir, abc news, new york. >> here is a look at your friday weather now. heavy rain in the southeast. stormy through the great lakes into the dakotas. more monsoon style rains over the rockies. check out the big chunk, middle section of the west that is sunny and dry all day long for you. >> another scorcher across the south. lots of triple digit temperatures. a gorgeous mild day along the west coast and cooling off here in the northeast. dropping in fact, into the 70s.
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except for our studio where it is about 98 degrees. refuse to turn on the ac. even though i sweat. >> now, now, it is on. it has been on. i dressed with long sleeves, just for you today. >> because you know i like it cold. >> the air has been on since you walked through. already cooler than it usually is. and here i am. >> i am stanking. it is hot. i am sweating through the suit. telling you. no ac. >> that's disgusting. >> come on, that is the essence of summer. >> oh. >> ha-ha-ha. >> it is summer, obviously, silly season on tv, every season on this show. >> case in point, the latest offering from the sci-fi channel. don't do that. debuted a few hours ago -- this was called "sharknado." a disaster pic that features a tornado filled with what else, great white sharks descending on los angeles. >> i smell oscar. >> oh god.
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an expert says they must have spent hundred of dollars on the special effects. it is also, generating tons of tweets overnight. >> dozens of dollars were spent on it. >> dozens. >> on all of that. >> a classic. >> you know what. i cannot wait to see that. >> look at that. >> i will be watching. >> oh! >> didn't see that coming. >> oh, no. >> let me guess. >> what is his name, from 90210. saves the day. kills them with bats. the whole time. going to grab it by the what -- >> by the what? >> that looked worse than "jaws." >> what people will invest their money in hollywood. unbelievable, man. >> that guy did look like matt gutman. do you think he is moonlighting as an actor. >> abc don't pay like it used to. >> coming up. scientologists lost one of their celebrity followers. details coming up in. ♪ the skinny >> uh-huh. but first an important medical story for women who work the night shift like i do.
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researchers say may be at a higher risk for breast cancer. we'll tell you why coming up next. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by swiffer sweeper. >> announcer: "w ews now" weather brought to you by swifer sweeper. how much dirtcan we manufac? more than you think. very little. [ doorbell rings ] [ lee ] let's have a look, morty. it's a sweeper. what's this? what's that? well we'll find out. we'll find out. [ lee ] it goes under all the way to the back wall. i came in under the assumption that it was clean. i've been living in a fool's paradise! oh boy... there you go... morty just summed it up. the next 44 years we'll be fine.
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and can cost thousands of dollars to repair... thankfully, the powerful dual action formula of rid-x has enzymes to break down waste and time released bacteria to reduce tank build up. d-tic maintenance. welcome back. we have several important medical stories this morning to tell you about starting with what may be in your apple juice, quite possibly arsenic. starting today, that may soon change. the fda for the first time is
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setting the same limits for inorganic arsenic in apple juice as it allows for drinking water. this move after dr. oz made national headlines last year about dangerous levels of the chemical. the arsenic incidentally comes from pesticides used in crops. >> why would it take dr. oz to alert the nation, "hey, there may be arsenic in apple juice" and change the standards. >> that worries about what is in things we are drinking and eating. the stuff you give your kids. great. >> small steps. uh-huh. >> medical news this morning, health alert for all the women who are up and working at this hour. >> scary news here. including you, here we go. a new study warning working at night, uh-huh, may increase your risk of breast cancer. here is abc's senior medical contributor dr. timothy johnson. >> reporter: breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in u.s. women. the latest study to find a connection between breast cancer and working nights appears online in "occupational and
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environmental medicine." researchers compared over 1,100 breast cancer patients with a like number of women who have no history of breast cancer. about a third of the women worked at jobs where they spend at least half their time on evening or night shifts. the breast cancer risk was more than twice as high for women with 30 years or more of night shift work. in this study the risk was even higher for women in health occupations. scientists suspect that it may involve melatonin which regulates daily body rhythms. and they think increased light exposure on night shifts may depress melatonin production and increase cancer risk. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> apparently worse if you work nights for like long term, 20, 30 years. worsens the chances. scary though. >> here is the deal. go out and get some sun. every day you try to make it a
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point get outside. get a little sun. get out there, not be depressed. whatever it takes. scary stats. >> another perk for the overnights. >> great. when we come back, a brand new low for the paparazzi. >> what they had to say about little suri cruise. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> oh, i have missed "the skinny." good to have it back in my life just for the night. >> welcome to "the skinny." but we do want to begin. we have some rare photos. a couple superstars that are together. this is a rare sight. this is rob nelson and his mama. >> oh, look at that. see. >> she came to visit yesterday. stopped by for the first time she told me. she was a little upset this is the first time rob has brought her around. and they took, they took some pictures on the set. of course, mama being mama. she was taking care of robbie's hair. we also learned a tiny tidbit about the celebrity next to me. mama calls him robbie. >> that was the worst mistake she made saying robbie in front of the staff. only her and my dad get away with that. mom was here for her birthday. and brought her to the set to help celebrate. had a good time. everybody was nice. took a picture with you. got to sit at diane sawyer's
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desk. she was ecstatic. >> could not contain her excitement. kept calling us celebrities. which i thought was very sweet although a bit over the top. she had no idea. >> she had a good time. you have to bring her around more often. >> she stayed up to watch the show. sure she is in new jersey having a stroke on the overnight news. >> call your friends. >> exactly. >> good trip, mom. good to see you. >> yes. >> great. happy birthday. happy mother's day. a little thing. >> all wrapped in it. i was in africa for mother's day. >> and back to not embarrassing news by rob nelson. >> robbie. >> if you didn't hate the paparazzi, now you do. now you have a reason here. apparently, suri cruise, famous daughter of tom and katie, in new york, an altercation outside the hotel where the paparazzi started harassing this little girl. take a listen. >> we love you, suri. >> suri, you little brat! >> if you missed that, the photographer saying "suri, you little brat." calling her out. >> another photographer, hey, dude, that's a little girl, stop
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using that language. he dropped the b word on little suri cruise. mama katie. not happy about that. this shows you the scumbags that some of the paparazzos are. disgusting. >> gives celebrities around the world to go to law makers saying we need laws on the books that don't allow the men to get this close to our children. we're the celebrities. our kids have nothing to do with it. >> amen to that. >> that's just my opinion. moving on to this, exclusive information we have, apparently, leah remini from "king of queen" has quit church of scientology. >> oh. >> yeah, she -- now this is according to a source. apparently been subjected to years of interrogations what they're calling thought modifications. finally she just quit. this may stem all the way back to, speaking of tom cruise and katie holmes, their wedding in 2006. a blogger out there saying that she apparently went up to the leader of the church and asked an innocent question -- "hey, where is your wife?"
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he said to her, reportedly, "you don't have the bleeping rank to ask about my wife." >> oh. >> she took this to heart. she has been sitting on it for quite some time. as a result of that question. she was put through interrogations, black listed within the church. according to reports. she ditched it altogether. a rep for scientology, denying all the claims. no word on what leah is saying. >> fascinating little group, the church of scientology. good luck, leah. >> very interesting. >> yes. >> sophia vergara has given an interview to "harper's bazaar." this is what she says -- i shower, do hair and makeup. for me, it is like shaving. i don't believe in a natural look. she is saying, you know what, ladies, don't believe what men tell you, never go without makeup or hair. always get it done. she does not believe in the natural look. she says, gisele bundchen. the only one who can pull it off. >> allowed. >> every day, hair and makeup. hey. >> my only problem, when it come to sophia, regardless what is going on with the face.
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that's not what most men are paying attention to. just saying. >> it is okay to go with the natural look is what he is saying. >> we'll be right back. is . e'll be right back >> right back.
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♪ there it is. come on. whoa. >> i caught it. >> right on your dress. >> sorry about that. >> that's okay. you got excited. >> i got you with the tip. >> well, what are we going to do? >> ha-ha! >> it happens. it happens. >> it has been quite a week for news headlines and our heads are still spinning. >> yeah. >> everything from high drama, murder trial in florida and reproductive rights. but clearly topping the headlines, the plane crash in san francisco. here now is our "friday rewind." >> oh, my god! we just saw a plane crash.
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>> it seemed to be arriving perfectly. then all of a sudden it, it tilted up. sort of like, 70 degrees. and it landed on its tail. it crashed with a thud. a real loud like smash to the concrete. >> and finally the plane stopped and it was like a -- a silence for some time before people start, you know, realizing we are back alive. >> abortion is the only medical procedure where the result or the expected outcome is the taking of a life. >> this bill is about bullying womens and taking away their rights and helping somebody get through a republican primary. >> do you know whose voice that is in the background screaming? >> yes, definitely. that's georgie. and i hear it. i hear him screaming. >> i thought it was george. >> whose voice is it? >> george zimmerman's voice. [ indiscernible ] >> i don't -- just, you know, that he had the audacity to smirk at us.
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that's how i take it. >> i am getting stronger each day. and having my privacy has helped immensely. >> i would say thank you for the support. >> i may have been through hell and back, but i am strong enough to walk through hell with a smile on my face. >> there is too many interesting women i have -- i have -- i have not had the experience to know in this life because i have been brainwashed and -- that was never a comedy for me. ha-ha. >> all right, dustin. >> want to tell you about "world news now" extra. >> in case you missed it, best and the most fun moments from the week. all posted online. just for facebook fans.
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good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson in for john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here are some of the top headlines we are following this morning on "world news now." >> home buyers are facing sticker shock now that mortgage rates have shot up. they're now at a two-year high. >> there is an emotional debate over how to divide the $11 million donated following the sandy hook shooting. one plan currently being considered is to give each family who lost a loved one $281,000. >> for the first time, the fda is setting the same limits for arsenic in apple juice as it allows for drinking water. the move comes after dr. oz made national headlines last year about dangerous levels of the chemical. >> two pennsylvania teens managed to put the kibosh on a kidnapper, chasing him on their bikes and rescuing the 5-year-old he snatched from in front of her house. those are just some of the top stories on this friday, july
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12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." i like this new walking thing that y'all do. >> see, we get up. >> gives me a chance to stretch. >> do a stretchy stretch. >> feels good. and stretch, i like it. this is, hot in here, good to air out. >> that is disgusting. >> it's truth. men know what i have been talking about. sitting down all this time. come on now. >> women who have men in their lives know what you are talking about too. >> there you go. >> happy summer to you and yours. >> welcome, rob nelson. >> yes, i am new here. very uncomfortable on the show. as you can tell. >> john muller is back from his vacation as you can tell. >> yes, i have been beaching it up for months. >> well, welcome. >> good to be back. good to see you and all you insomniacs. here for the night. maybe one day next week.
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filling in. >> you are welcome any time, any time. >> kind word. little bit of news on this friday morning. good morning, everybody. we begin this half-hour with the latest from the scene of the doomed asiana jet crash in san francisco. crews have already started clearing giant pieces of the plane from the tarmac. but investigators say their work has only just begun. so far, they say they found no evidence of electrical or mechanical failure. >> some survivors of the deadly crash relived their ordeal making an emotional visit back to the wreckage. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: it was a caravan to commemorate their survival, about 30 passengers of the asiana flight 214 with family were taken by the ntsb back to the wreckage. some gathering in a circle reflecting on the violent triple 7 crash they lived through. >> some became emotional. some, started crying. others were like disbelief. >> they're running out -- >> reporter: as the nearly 300
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passengers ran from the burning jet some called 911. we're hearing their pleas. >> she is severely burned. she will probably die soon if we don't get help. >> we are working on getting additional ambulances to you. >> reporter: for some frustration. >> we've been on the ground, i don't know. 20 minutes a half-hour. we're almost losing a woman here. we're trying to keep her alive. >> reporter: san francisco fire officials say within 18 minutes, 17 rescue vehicles and ambulances were on the scene or on the way. and what about the pilot learning to fly? he saw a flash of light second before reaching the runway. but reported to the ntsb we learned that it did not affect his performance. this jet hit so hard on the tail section that a first responder who walked through the plane found the front in pristine condition and the back a mangled mess, part of the floor r away. fire destroyed nearly the entire rf. david kerley, abc news, washington.
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>> i think when a storye this happens you can't help but think ev ou been on,t tion a plane, the first bit of turbul i just think --methke i just t's manyinceke have seen this. it rattles everybody's nerves. if there was pilot error involved in this there are going to be lawsuits and investigation for years relate thi >> i think whether it was pilo involvement or nhere years. the simple fa thaven been a mechanical, electrical, and essentially now they're really foche ps. this is goingt. they have the black box. listening to 911 calls. there was a delay in the 911 calls and people reaching the people who needed help but also apparently after this plane crash landed, the pilots came on and said everyone stay in your seats. it wasn't until a flight thd saut. saw flames reaching a 90-second delay. all kind of things are co about in the st >> the good news, vast mori of folks involved in th
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crash in this country sive. 95%. still little advice here. the rear of the safe they sasit fiv an exit. >> know where the exits are. >> exactly. thahe >> moving oher the six jurors in the george zimmerman trial hear closing arguments this morning from the defense. they're expected to begin libe f yesterday though, prosecuto argued that zimmerm bd assout m confrontation. o confrontation. o later. 11 women were brutally murdered, many of them sexually assaulted. but with no dna testing in the army '60s, the prime suspect was never prosecuted. more from abc's john schifrin. >> reporter: after nearly 50 years investigators now believe they have dna evidence connecting long-time suspect albert desalvo to the last of the boston strangler slayings. at a press conference thursday, the nephew of that victim, mary sullivan, the 19-year-old found
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strangled in her boston apartment in 1964 was thankful authorities never gave up looking for the killer. >> i have lived with mary's memory every day. my whole life. and i didn't know, nor did my mother know that other people were living with her memory as well. and it is amazing to me today to understand that people really did care about what happened to my aunt. >> reporter: desalvo confessed to the killings but was never convicted. >> that confession has been the subject of skepticism and controversy from all most the moment it was given. it was not admissible in court. >> reporter: he was later sent away to life in prison on other charges where he was stabbed to death in 1973. dna testing was not around at the time of the original murders, but with samples recovered from a blanket where a body was found, authorities were able to make a familial link. desalvo's remains are being exhumed to find an exact match. john schifrin, abc new, new york. >> it is a big day for the pakistani school girl who nearly
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died when shot in the head by the taliban for promoting education for girls. malala yousafzai will give her first public speech this morning, taking place at the united nations. the address to a special gathering of young people comes a day after her 16th birthday. >> such a remarkable young lady. oh. inspiration to so many. >> light bulbs were invented back in the 1880s. but the chicago cubs didn't start using them at wrigley field until 1980s. guess what? now the team is leaping into the millennium with plans to install, yep, a jumbotron. as you can imagine not everybody is happy. the city has finally granted permission for the team to put in the 5,700 square foot structure in left field. but local alderman and owners of the famous rooftops where fans watch games they're furious saying the jumbotron would cut into their views and ruin the quality of life in that neighborhood. >> staunch opposers to that. ooh, boy. >> she doesn't look like a
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weight lifter at all. but a young woman managed to lift a truck off her father's legs this week and save him from severe injury. al simons says he is lucky his daughter rachel was with him as he worked on the brakes of a jeep liberty. one of the jacks holding the jeep collapsed pinning his leg. >> quick thinking. >> ouch. >> right away. strong. alert. in the game. for me. because i don't know what would have happened if she wasn't here to rescue me. >> paramedics say simon's injuries would have been much worse if not for the quick actions of his daughter. >> daddy's little girl saved the day. not bad. >> ooh, boy. that's incredible. death valley national park officials have a message. just because it is hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk -- doesn't mean they want you to go do that. >> oh, lord. >> with the temperatures hovering around 120 degrees
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recently. would-be diner cooks, yeah, they are lining up literally trying to fry eggs. and leaving the gooey mess behind. park rangers, yeah, they're sick of cleaning up after everyone's frying fiasco, so, please, knock it off. >> i don't know that this is a story. >> i just think you need some kind of hobby or some kind of boost in your dating life if what you are doing is literally going to fry an egg in a hot park. you should be in ac. if you're a news reporter doing this, it takes sense. proving how hot it is. or baking cookies inside of your car. that makes sense. we have done all of that. if you are a random person frying an egg, you need a stove. >> yeah, come on now. how about an omelet? anybody can fry the egg, onions, peppers, monterey jack. >> why are you doing it on the sidewalk? >> put it in a skillet so you can eat it. >> can't get a skillet. i go to wafflehouse.
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>> come on, people. luckily for them, supposed to be rainy these days and for the rest of your friday forecast. here it is. it will wash away all the fried eggs. expect heavy rain in the southeast. storms over the great lakes into the dakotas. more monsoon style rains over the rockies. sunny, dry in the midsection and the west. >> those park rangers are not >> ha-ha. whoo. >> hereweek try the veal. roll the prompter down, there you go a cross the south, plan on a day of sing t mild along the west coast. cooler i e n >> dropping into the 70s in the northeast. >> that's good. >> this area right here. >> and a warm front. >> dropping into the 70s. up into the 90s. ha-ha-ha. >> things are rounded out around the country. >> it is always hot back there. coming up, an unbreakable bond. i'm spitting -- introduce you to three young people who have formed an
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unusual, amazing family. >> also ahead, what do you think this song actually says. rock the cash box? some of the top misheard lyrics of all time. stay with us. >> rock that cash box. ♪ some people like it ♪ rock the casbah ♪ rock the casbah ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by hotwire.com. evereryone's going. we couould actuallto take both . see, when really nice hohav, so we gogot our fohotels half price. i shouldldoted st likely to travel. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ hotwire.com sasave big on car rentals too from $11.95 a day.
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>> reporter: leroy sutton was 11 years old when his future was suddenly changed. walking to school he was run over by a train losing both of his legs. as a double amputee, the only dartanyon crockett, his team mate on their high school wrestling team. >> he has his struggles, i have mine. >> get on my back. jump on. dartanian has a challenge of his own. legally blind, born with leber's disease, so nearsighted, he reads inches away from the page. two wrestlers, one who can't walk, carried around by the one who can't see. theirs is a brotherhood forged through the shared struggles of broken homes and meager resources but remarkable positivity. >> they weren't bitter. they had just been dealt a really lousy hand. >> reporter: lisa fenn is the espn producer who first told their story. >> from where i come from there is really not too much of a
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future in that neighborhood. >> reporter: with the espn broadcast the boys received an avalanche of financial generosity from around the country with no one to help them navigate what to do next. lisa stepped back into their lives, helping them to apply to colleges and manage their finances. >> you can't go into environments like this and earn the trust of two boys like this who have needs like this and then just walk away. >> she cared enough to stay and help us out. >> reporter: with that leroy want to college. dartanyon won a spot on the u.s. paralympic judo team. his first call -- >> hey, lisa, i am going to london. i love you too. >> reporter: so lisa and leroy were there in london, cheering and watching as leroy won critical matches and earned a bronze medal. >> i did it, lisa. >> you did it. you did everything. i am so proud of you. >> reporter: next month this
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remarkable family will be there when leroy graduates from college. >> she is like -- like another mother. me and dartanyon, we're brothers. we're brothers. and she just created the family like she was the missing piece to the family. >> there are angels among us. that's for sure. >> you almost never see a story where someone steps in to help two people are lost in their ways. that is incredible. the fact that she would do that. and the bond that they have created. >> oh, yeah, it is a family in more ways than one. incredible. >> absolutely. >> we'll be right back, everybody. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from ou
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♪ big wheel keep on turning proud mary keep on going to keep on burning rolling rolling rolling on the river ♪ ♪ rolling rolling rolling on the river ♪
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>> my girl tina! >> we have all done it. sung a song, loud and proud, and realized we were singing the entirely wrong word. >> now there is a list of the most misheard lyrics of all times. let's take a listen to a couple of them and see what most people thought they were. number one on the list and "blinded by the light" this was manfred mann's earth band. they sing, revved up like a dues. runner in the night. and 52% said they thought "wrapped up like a douche when you are rolling in the night ♪ totally different thing. >> rolled up in a douche. >> that is a total -- that's not the lyric. that is not -- >> that's what happens in this area. >> people misunderstood the lyric. >> how do you roll up in a >> they got confused on a summer's eve.
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>> then there is this, jimi hendrix, purple haze. the lyric -- excuse me while i kiss the sky. 90% of people thought he was saying, excuse me while i kiss this guy. >> i love it. >> ha-ha. >> after the show. then diana's favorite. rack -- rack? rock the casbah. 14% of listeners say the clash is singing rock the cat box. like, meow, the cat box. not diana. you actually think -- you thought it was something else. >> rock the cash box. lock the cash box. lock the cash box. there's cash in it. got to lock it up. >> you thought they were singing. about the 7-eleven night manager, locking the cash box. >> and classic from elton john the one and only -- -- hold me closer tiny dancer.
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14% of the people thought he said, hold me closer tony danza. oh, from "who's the boss fame." no, no, not that. that is not correct. >> that makes sense. i could see how people would think that because he was famous. clearwater revival sang -- and one of my favorite bands, a bad moon on the rise. but there were some folks who thought they were singing about a different kind of moon. 12% thought the lyric "there is a bathroom on the right." >> oh, really? >> sit. sit your butt down. sit it down. there is not a bathroom -- >> no, a bad moon on the rise. >> it's right here. all right. i was confused. >> not a bathroom. >> finally, guns-n-roses. rocking paradise city. >> this is ridiculous. >> ridiculous. >> 10% thought axel rose was saying take me down to a very nice city. come on. not a lyrically complicated song. >> that's what you get. >> paradise city.
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stuff that happens during the commercial break is not nearly as funny as the stuff that you see on television. this guy, he -- >> real show is in the commercial. >> he turns it off during the commercial break. just sits here. time now for "insomniac theater." two movies opening this weekend that might help you beat the heat. >> this is all scripted unlike when i was here. i'm just going to read -- starting with pacific rim, not a porno, an action adventure flick that pits human kind against monstrous sea creatures. >> i get it -- >> it pairs, a seemingly obsolete special weapon to drive back the attack and save the entire world teetering on the brink of apocalypse. check it out. >> i do not need your sympathy or admiration all i need is your compliance and your fighting skills.
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if i can't get that then you can go back to the war that i found you crawling on. >> uh, tension. reviewers say pacific rim is a solid modern creature feature, bolstered by fantastical imagery and sense of fun. reviews on this one are pretty mixed. dana stephens of slate saying pacific rim has the ability to make monster walloping strong again. but joe morgenstern says his head is still ringing and hurting from long stretches of this aliens versus robots extravaganza. that are no better than the worst brain-pounders of the genre. >> wow! >> another big movie opening this weeken "fruitvale station." i have never heard about it. this is scoring 93%. on rotten tomatoes. it loosely reconstructs the 24 hours of oscar grant iii unarmed black man shot in the back by a white bay area rapid transit officer in san francisco
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features moments both tragic and touching. >> you going to leave me, going to leave me again. what kind of mom is you? i am here by myself. >> based on a true story, by the way, "fruitvale station" touches a raw nerve on the issues of law and order, violence and race. as for the reviews they're raving. kenneth turan of "los angeles times" calls the directing debut of ryan coogler, an outstanding film. by any standard. still, not without its critics. as scott tobias, coogler pokes, prod his audience at every turn. leaving not much mystery about how they're supposed to feel. >> oscar buzz around the movie. interesting how it is received in light of the zimmerman trial and all of that. >> good point. one to watch. >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole picture.
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this morning on "world news now" -- the trial of george zimmerman draws to a close with emotional closing arguments. how the prosecution tried to sway the jury and what happens next. plus -- >> if you google natalee holloway, how many impressions would you get? if you google unique harris who is missing from d.c., the story is not the same. >> missing kids, missing stories. why some say minorities are left out when it comes to coverage of crimes. and later -- >> it is something amazing, you know. then you recognize your daughter's handwriting. it is something else. >> something else indeed the a message in a bottle. the amazing chain of events that led a mother to reconnect with her late daughter's past. it's friday, july 12th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> coming up with a way that we would have introduced rob to you once again. just late on the draw. robbie is back! >> back again. filling in for the night. john taking vacation time. gone four months. filled in a few weeks ago. back for a one night stand. so good the last time the i just had to have some more. >> i am having you back. just for one night only. >> exactly. >> remind you. >> that's right. jog your memory, girl. good morning, everybody. good to see you insomniacs out there again. a lot of news this friday morning. the six-woman jury deciding george zimmerman's fate will hear from the defense this morning. >> the prosecution had its chance yesterday to convince the jurors once and for all that zimmerman is guilty. abc's matt gutman was in the courtroom. >> reporter: it was a closing argument laden with emotion.
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>> a teenager is dead. he is dead through no fault of his own. he is dead because another man made assumptions. >> reporter: and theatrics. >> he is skipping away. la, la, la. that's what he is claiming. >> reporter: the prosecutor, bernie de la rionda suggested zimmerman lied about screaming for help that night. >> why is he able to yell if the defendant claims the victim -- how is he going to talk? or is he lying about that? de la rionda using powerpoint, the foam mannequin and zimmerman's word to convince the jury that zimmerman murdered trayvon martin for the way he looked. >> he automatically assumed that trayvon martin was a criminal. >> reporter: and again, jurors shown pictures of martin's body. >> this is one of the last photos that will ever be taken of trayvon martin.
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and that is true because of the actions of one individual, the man before you, the defendant, george zimmerman. >> reporter: one juror turned away. another seemed to nod in agreement. as de la rionda ripped into zimmerman's credibility. do you believe there is an innocent man sitting over there right now. throughout, zimmerman stared blankly. his lawyers' chairs swiveled towards the prosecutor. his pointed straight ahead until this moment. >> the man before you, the defendant, george zimmerman, the man who is guilty of second degree murder. >> reporter: you saw zimmerman looking almost detached. his attorney tells me he is under immense pressure and he knows his life is permanently changed. if convicted he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. if he is acquitted, his attorney says he may spend the rest of his life in hiding only a semi
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free man. matt gutman, abc new, sanford, florida. >> before we get to what is going to happen tomorrow, the defense is going to present their closing arguments. a lot of people talking about the prosecution, use of props whether that was effective or not and the props they used also whether or not that made sense. the skittles they used that a lot. and the iced tea. things trayvon martin had with him. what they were trying to do i heard an expert say this they're trying to convey to six women this was an innocent child. and these items link him to being a child. now he is dead. >> that's not lost on the attorneys here. all-female jury, some of them mothers playing on the angle. a dead teenager, perhaps going for more emotional appeal to the jury. all the legal analysts i listened to say the prosecution did not hit a home run on this. probably a better closing than presentation. you know of the case. you have to wonder, obviously the defense gets its turn, three hours.
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they have been sequestered, haven't talked to each other. the door closes in jury room in a couple days, the wonder the unleashing of the conservation what that will be like for those jurors big decision and community on edge. >> because they have been sequestered. you almost have to expect that plays a part in it. where they're going to, you don't want to think they are going to want to go home. and get it over with, but they're antsy at this point. listening to quite a lot. interesting. moving on to this. >> survivors of doomed asiana flight 214 visiting the scene of the deadly crash. arriving on the tarmac at san francisco international, some shed tears, others just stared. shocked at the sight of the wreckage. most agreed sharing their stories with each other helped them come to terms with the trauma. >> we're all tied together, whether we want it or not. other people walked away uninjured. but they may still emotionally be, whether they know it or not, in need of assistance. >> so far investigators have not
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found any evidence that the plane had electrical or mechanical problems. that means, of course, that they're looking more closely at what the pilots did in the moments just before touchdown. >> one of the nation's most notorious serial killings may have just been solved. the man long believed to be the boston strangler has apparently been linked by dna to the strangler's last victim. albert de salvo confessed to murder that terrorized boston in the early '60s but it was ruled inadmissible. dna testing was not around and he was never prosecuted. the family of the final victim just 19 years old is thankful that detectives never gave up. >> i have lived with mary's memory every day, my whole life, and i didn't know nor did my mother know that other people were living with her memory as well. it's amazing to me today to understand that people really did care about what happened to
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my aunt. >> emotion and relief in his voice. in 1973, de salvo was stabbed to death in prison serving a life sentence on other charges. his remains will be exhumed to find an exact dna match. >> painful, necessary meeting was held last night in newtown, connecticut, to decide how to divide $11 million in donations to sandy hook families. a preliminary recommendation to give $281,000 to each of the families of 26 children and educators killed at the school last year. the families of 12 surviving children who witnessed the shootings would each get $20,000 and two teachers injured would get $150,000 between them. >> two pennsylvania teenagers are the toast of their town this morning. after chasing down a kidnapper and rescuing a 5-year-old little girl. police in lancaster say the girl was playing in front of her house when a man in a brownish colored sedan, snatched her and drove off. two neighborhood boys spotted the car, followed on their bikes for about 15 minutes.
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when the car stopped they got the girl to jump out into their arms. this morning she is safe. and reunited with her family. sometimes we do get happy endings. >> uh-huh. fun fishing trip. another happy ending. turned into a nightmare for the family after the boat capsized off the coast of maryland. john was tossed into the water with his dad, sister, 9-year-old niece and 3-year-old nephew. he left everyone clinging to the boat to get help. he swam for five hours, battling rough tides, rains, wind, he was so exhausted by the time he reached the shore he couldn't walk. he crawled to the nearest house. >> just not knowing what was going on with them while i was gone. it was getting nastier and blowing harder all the time. not knowing if we will find them when we got back out here. >> you know, sent up a little prayer. he said all of a sudden my feet hit the sandy bottom. come out, i look around the corner and there's a man standing on my deck. he kept saying i need to save my
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family. >> here is the happy ending part. they were rescued. the family had been in jelly fish infested water for eight hours. amazingly though none suffered significant injuries. >> good financial news this morning. stocks will open today at record highs after fed chairman ben bernanke said the central bank would continue to support the economy. the dow rose 169 points to close at 15,461. nasdaq meanwhile rose to its highest level in nearly 13 years. finally maybe a good time to check the 401(k) statements. huh. historically low mortgage rates are now, a thing of the past. the average rate of a 30-year fixed mortgage is now at 4.51%. that is a two-year high. just more than six months ago, 3.31%. high mortgage rates are actually a sign that the economy is doing better. >> a day that yankee fans had anxiously anticipated the captain. derek jeter back in the lineup for the first time after nearly
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nine months of ankle surgeries and rehab assignments. >> unfortunately though, his return, short-lived. the crowd was a little thin. but welcome, jeter, with a standing ovation. in his first at-bat. he rewarded with an infield single. later he drove in a run. in the eighth inning, jeter's thigh muscle tightened up and that was that. the team is awaiting mri test results. jeter should be ready to play tonight. >> stands might be more packed hopefully. >> with the lady probably. >> coming up a mother's emotional discovery. the message in a bottle sent by her daughter and found two years after her death. >> the story that need to be told. the group making it their mission to get the word out and track down minorities who are missing. you are watching "world news now."
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welcome back, everybody. we heard from the three women who courageously broke free from ten years of captivity in the house in cleveland. >> but there are many other women still missing and minority groups say their stories are all too often omitted from all the headlines.
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>> abc's steve osunsami has more now on race and reporting. >> reporter: long after the search for the three missing women in cleveland grew cold. >> you have a missing friend? >> reporter: dereka wilson and her sister-in-law natalie were still burning a candle for gina dejesus, sharing her photos and working the phones until the very day she came home alive. the wilsons believe they're answering god's assignment trying to help families find missing persons who they believe the authorities and we in the media have forgotten. all because the victims are of color or poor. >> this young lady is missing. >> reporter: since 2008 they helped police bring more than 120 people home. their days start early with tips from anonymous sources who call in or send messages on line. if you have any information -- they canvas streets with photos of missing children and find what they can to share with police. >> if you google natalee holloway, how many impressions
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would you get? if you google unique harris who is missing from d.c. the story is not the same. our people deserve to be found. we deserve awareness. >> there is someone who loves them too. >> absolutely. >> reporter: twice a month they pull together a support group of families still searching for their sons or daughters. >> what do you think is happening. the assumption that we are not, really missing, we are hiding out. we are not of that class that someone would actually take us. >> reporter: one study confirms their fears showing that even though black americans are more than a third of yearly cases, less than 20% make the national news. the wilsons say that news coverage matters. after new york investigators had given up on 16-year-old michele greene, they went on abc's "the view." >> our mission is to get the word out. about missing kids ignored by the media continues today. >> hours later there was this tearful reunion.
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>> it is a moment every one of their families desperately needs. >> doesn't matter what your skin color is. if your loved one is missing, you feel the same exact way. your heart bleeds the same exact way. >> give props to steve osunsami filing the story getting it on the air. a fair criticism you hear of the media including this network. i'll say it. there is not coverage of missing people in this country unless it is an attractive white woman. that happens a lot. >> it's true. it's a sad state of affairs that people are delivering the news, you or me. have you heard of any of the girls. we hadn't. we know who natalee holloway is. like they said, doesn't take away the fact that holloway is missing and hurts for her family. there are other families hurting as well. >> no life is more important than another. especially when they're missing. thank you, steve. still ahead in this half hour, a message in a bottle brings a bittersweet reminder of a voice that has long been silent. >> this bottle washed into the
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waters off long island waters, a dozen years ago by a 10-year-old girl has been recovered. and a welcome surprise off to the girl's mother coming up. >> in our next half hour, important information for women who work nights. listen up, diana. a new study shows you could be at higher risks of breast cancer. we'll tell you why and what you can do about it. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ i hope that someone gets my ♪ message in a bottle >> welcome back, everybody. it was the quintessential message in a bottle launched by a 10-year-old little girl in the waters of long island. well, that was 12 years >> welcome back, everybody. it was the quintessential message in a bottle launched by a 10-year-old little girl in the waters of long island. well, that was 12 years ago. the bottle has been recovered.
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this emotional story is our "favorite story of the day." kimberly richardson of wabc has more. >> reporter: surrounded by friends in the mountains of switzerland these would end up being the last few hours of sedoni ferry's life. >> she felt very free there. >> reporter: she was happy? >> she was happy. free and had her own identity. >> reporter: mimi tells me that evening in april, 2010 she got a call from the boarding school sedoni was attending her only child had accidentally fallen off a cliff. the 18-year-old was dead. >> every time i do something, i wonder like what would she say? >> reporter: that wonderment now wrapped with astonishment all because of this bottle and what's inside. mimi's convinced a sign from sedoni. she tells me a message of peace and hope. >> i'm gone, mom, i know you are sad. but i am here. >> uh-huh. >> you want to see inside. >> reporter: yes. inside a faded message from sedoni, mimi believes her daughter wrote at 10 years old.
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at that time, she was a playful little girl that tossed the bottle into the water. when she was with a friend in patchogue. >> what does it say? >> be excellent to yourself. if you get this, call your number. >> reporter: a quote from "bill and ted's excellent adventure" her favorite movie, which ironically is a nod to time travel. it ends up this past december, these workers were cleaning up after sandy, found the bottle in the sand, called the number and returned the bottle to mimi. >> i can't describe it is something amazing, you know, when you recognize your daughter's handwriting it is something else. >> reporter: a bottle that means so much to so many people including sedoni's best friend who was at that final gathering. >> it is amazing way to remind us that she is still around. >> reporter: kimberly richardson, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> talk about a silver lining from the storm. >> a gift for the mom for sure. >> hang on tight to it.
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that's beautiful. >> coming up next, everybody, grannies that still got it. >> oh, yeah. grannies that still got >> oh, yeah.
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oh, we are loving this little story. >> welcome to "the mix," everybody. this is my favorite story of the day. >> got to be. >> we are talking about the golden sisters, a trio of elderly ladies who have re-enacted a few things. one is kim kardashian's sex tape on youtube if you would look to see it. one thing they're doing is twerking, in case you don't know what twerking is, the latest dance craze taking over the internet. >> uh-oh. yes, indeed. >> a pair of 74-year-old twins and their 82-year-old sister. >> yes, indeed. >> seasoned. >> all kind of gyrating, leaning, whatever that was. >> looks like -- >> now you have got to know what
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twerking is. you can twerk. >> people would rather see you twerk. i'm here for the night. you need to twerk. >> one of them halfway does the twerk. >> right at the moment where she was twerking. >> anyway. that's for you guys. ha-ha! ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ tapes that roll in way too slow stuff you saw on koppel's show ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every anchor guy and gal ♪
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this morning on "world news now" -- the trial of george zimmerman now in its final hours. the emotional closing arguments continue later today. >> plus, rising rates. if you are in the market to buy a home you might want to do it soon as interest rates climb to levels not seen in years. >> and, listen up -- if you are a woman who works these hours, late night, and we know lots of you out there do, some important medical news this morning about the link between night work and breast cancer. >> in "the skinny," a new low for paparazzi. what some photographers had to say about little suri cruise. it's friday, july 12th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." ♪ >> back. not a repeat. from six months ago.
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>> this is all old news. >> right. >> welcome back. one night only. >> one night only. just here -- filling in for john. feels good to be back. caffeinated ready to roll. >> you have been doing great during the daytime hours. you have just been rolling. >> they've been working me. working me. >> working hard. >> been to boston for hernandez. back july fourth. philly. south africa, back in may. got to finish the show. got to pick up barbara walters' dry cleaning in a few hours. i do everything at abc -- clean the floors in the afternoon. >> we keep you close and busy. >> i do it all here. let's get to the news of the day. we begin this half-hour with jurors preparing to pass judgment on george zimmerman. they'll hear closing arguments from the defense this morning. >> by afternoon they will begin deliberating this emotionally charged case. abc's marci gonzalez reports now from florida. >> reporter: the jury now halfway through hearing closing arguments in the george zimmerman trial. the state wrapping up the case trying to pull at the heart
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strings of the six women who will decide zimmerman's fate. at least one juror turning away as the prosecutor bernie de la rionda showed an autopsy photo. >> this is one of the last photos that will ever be taken of trayvon martin. and that is true because of the actions of one individual, the man before you, the defendant, george zimmerman. >> reporter: for more than two hours the prosecution tried to convince the jury, trayvon martin didn't deserve to die. calling zimmerman a "wannabe cop" who targeted a teenager who was simply walking unarmed in his neighborhood. >> he automatically assumed that trayvon martin was a criminal. >> reporter: the defense will present closing arguments their final effort to convince the jury zimmerman killed the 17-year-old in self-defense. zimmerman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.
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maintaining that martin attacked him, leaving him bleeding and with no choice but to shoot. his only expression or gesture, a silent denial of the accusations against him. >> the man before you, the defendant, george zimmerman, the man who is guilty of second degree murder. >> reporter: the defense will present closing arguments in the morning. the jury is expected to begin deliberations in the afternoon. they will have a choice -- convict george zimmerman of second-degree murder or manslaughter, or let him leave this courthouse a free man. marci gonzalez, abc news, sanford, florida. >> thanks a lot, marci. in other news this morning, a surreal journey for some survivors of asiana flight 214, revisiting the scene of the deadly crash. they arrived on the tarmac of san francisco international. some shedding tears, others just clearly stunned by the extent of the damage. most say reliving the experience with one another helped them come to terms with their terrifying ordeal.
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>> we're all tied together through this event, whether we want it or not. other people walked away, uninjured. but they might still emotionally be, whether they know it or not, in need of assistance. >> as crews begin clearing debris from the tarmac, investigators say they found no evidence of mechanical or electrical failure in the plane. their focus now will center on what the pilots did in those chaotic seconds before impact. >> 24 bodies have now been found in the aftermath of that canadian train derailment. investigators say they believe at least 50 people died in the accident. so the search goes on for more remains. the u.s. owner of the runaway train has been heavily criticized for not visiting the site until four days afterwards. >> such a heartbreaking story. oh. >> it is. >> after a grueling debate, lawmakers in ireland approved the country any first ever abortion bill. the restrictive measure legalizes abortion in exceptional cases where the woman's life is at risk because
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of a pregnancy. the marathon debate ran past midnight with both side shouting insults at each other. opponents fear that the bill is the first step in granting wider abortion rights in this largely roman catholic country. >> that was one of the biggest thing s they were worried about. one of the deepest things they were debating about is whether or not to create this three doctor panel which is a very bizarre idea. create a three-doctor panel that would be able to determine whether or not a suicidal woman could have an abortion if she was on suicide watch or if she had claimed she wanted to take her life. >> or would carry out the suicide if denied the abortion. >> right. >> such a bizarre little subplot of the whole debate. but they really got into the intricacies of the bill. look what happened in texas with the crazy debate down there. one of the topics very strong issues. >> it continues. absolutely. moving on to this. now suddenly sticker shock, sticker shock when it comes to mortgage rates. they're so low, or were for so long, but that is not the case any more. abc's david muir has a look at what's next. >> reporter: if you blinked you missed them.
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historically low mortgage rates suddenly on the rise. average rate, 30-year fixed mortgage, 4.51%. a two-year high. it was just more than six months ago it was 3.31%. if that doesn't seem like much of a spike. look at what it does over 30 years. take a full mortgage on $200,000 home, the monthly payment at the historic low just months ago, $877 a month. at the new rate that jumps to $1,015, a month. difference of $138. it adds up quickly. over 30 years, that's an additional $49,517 on that mortgage. >> hi, abc. >> hi, david. >> reporter: we first met the evangelistas in ann arbor, michigan, six months ago. the reason they went for the new home, not surprising. >> mortgage rates so low, the best time. a steal. >> reporter: they and their children are loving their new home. if you took out a full mortgage on their same home today, the monthly payment would be $384 more than when they bought it.
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which is why lisa handler is on the hunt in atlanta looking for a new home for her family for some time now. >> we were taking our time. now we are under the gun. >> reporter: why the spike in mortgage rates? economy overall is doing better. the fed will do less to help move the recovery along, buying fewer treasury bonds which had been keeping mortgage rates low. which is why atlanta realtor, mary blanchard, told us it is pushing buyers to get in knowing rates are on the rise. >> a deluge of people rushing to lock into the rate. david muir, abc news, new york. >> here is a look at your friday weather now. heavy rain in the southeast. stormy through the great lakes into the dakotas. more monsoon style rains over the rockies. check out the big chunk, middle section of the west that is sunny and dry all day long for you. >> another scorcher across the south. lots of triple digit temperatures. a gorgeous mild day along the west coast and cooling off here in the northeast. dropping in fact, into the 70s. except for our studio where it
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is about 98 degrees. refuse to turn on the ac. even though i sweat. >> now, now, it is on. it has been on. i dressed with long sleeves, just for you today. >> because you know i like it cold. >> the air has been on since you walked through. already cooler than it usually is. and here i am. >> i am stanking. it is hot. i am sweating through the suit. telling you. no ac. >> that's disgusting. >> come on, that is the essence of summer. >> oh. >> ha-ha-ha. >> it is summer, obviously, silly season on tv, every season on this show. >> case in point, the latest offering from the sci-fi channel. don't do that. debuted a few hours ago -- this was called "sharknado." a disaster pic that features a tornado filled with what else, great white sharks descending on los angeles. >> i smell oscar. >> oh god. an expert says they must have
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spent luns hundreds of dollars on the special effects. it is also, generating tons of tweets overnight. >> dozens of dollars were spent on it. >> dozens. >> on all of that. >> a classic. >> you know what. i cannot wait to see that. >> look at that. >> i will be watching. >> oh! >> didn't see that coming. >> oh, no. >> let me guess. >> what is his name, from 90210. saves the day. kills them with bats. the whole time. going to grab it by the what -- >> by the what? >> that looked worse than "jaws." >> are you kidding me, man? >> what people will invest their money in hollywood. unbelievable, man. >> that guy did look like matt gutman. do you think he is moonlighting as an actor. >> abc don't pay like it used to. >> coming up. scientologists lost one of their celebrity followers. details coming up in. ♪ the skinny >> uh-huh. but first an important medical story for women who work the night shift like i do.
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and can cost thousands of dollars to repair... thankfully, the powerful dual action formula of rid-x has enzymes to break down waste and time released bacteria to reduce tank build up. d-tic maintenance. welcome back. weave se welcome back. we have several important medical stories this morning to tell you about starting with what may be in your apple juice, quite possibly arsenic. starting today, that may soon change. the fda for the first time is setting the same limits for inorganic arsenic in apple juice
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as it allows for drinking water. this move after dr. oz made national headlines last year about dangerous levels of the chemical. the arsenic incidentally comes from pesticides used in crops. >> why would it take dr. oz to alert the nation, "hey, there may be arsenic in apple juice" and change the standards. >> that worries about what is in things we are drinking and eating. what else don't we know? the stuff you give your kids. great. >> small steps. uh-huh. >> medical news this morning, health alert for all the women who are up and working at this hour. >> scary news here. including you, here we go. a new study warning working at night, uh-huh, may increase your risk of breast cancer. here is abc's senior medical contributor dr. timothy johnson. >> reporter: breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in u.s. women. the latest study to find a connection between breast cancer and working nights appears online in "occupational and
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environmental medicine." researchers compared over 1,100 breast cancer patients with a like number of women who have no history of breast cancer. about a third of the women worked at jobs where they spend at least half their time on evening or night shifts. the breast cancer risk was more than twice as high for women with 30 years or more of night shift work. in this study the risk was even higher for women in health occupations. scientists suspect that it may involve melatonin which regulates daily body rhythms. and they think increased light exposure on night shifts may depress melatonin production and increase cancer risk. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> apparently worse if you work nights for like long term, 20, 30 years. worsens the chances. scary though. >> here is the deal. go out and get some sun. every day you try to make it a
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point get outside. get a little sun. get out there, not be depressed. whatever it takes. scary stats. >> another perk for the overnights. >> great. when we come back, a brand new low for the paparazzi. >> what they had to say about little suri cruise. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. in times of joy, in moments of grief,
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> oh, i have missed "the skinny." good to have it back in my life just for the night. >> welcome to "the skinny." but we do want to begin. we have some rare photos. a couple superstars that are together. this is a rare sight. this is rob nelson and his mama. >> oh, look at that. see. >> she came to visit yesterday. stopped by for the first time she told me. she was a little upset this is the first time rob has brought her around. and they took, they took some pictures on the set. of course, mama being mama. she was taking care of robbie's hair. we also learned a tiny tidbit about the celebrity next to me. mama calls him robbie. >> that was the worst mistake she made saying robbie in front of the staff. only her and my dad get away with that. mom was here for her birthday. and brought her to the set to help celebrate.
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had a good time. everybody was nice. took a picture with you. got to sit at diane sawyer's desk. she was ecstatic. >> could not contain her excitement. kept calling us celebrities. which i thought was very sweet although a bit over the top. she had no idea. >> she had a good time. you have to bring her around more often. >> she stayed up to watch the show. sure she is in new jersey having a stroke on the overnight news. >> call your friends. >> exactly. >> good trip, mom. good to see you. >> yes. >> great. happy birthday. happy mother's day. a little thing. >> all wrapped in it. i was in africa for mother's day. >> and back to not embarrassing news by rob nelson. >> robbie. >> if you didn't hate the paparazzi, now you do. now you have a reason here. apparently, suri cruise, famous daughter of tom and katie, in new york, an altercation outside the hotel where the paparazzi started harassing this little girl. take a listen. >> we love you, suri. >> suri, you little brat! >> if you missed that, the photographer saying "suri, you little brat." calling her out. >> another photographer, hey, dude, that's a little girl, stop using that language.
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he dropped the b word on little suri cruise. mama katie. not happy about that. this shows you the scumbags that some of the paparazzos are. disgusting. >> gives celebrities around the world to go to law makers saying we need laws on the books that don't allow the men to get this close to our children. we're the celebrities. our kids have nothing to do with it. >> amen to that. >> that's just my opinion. moving on to this, exclusive information we have, apparently, leah remini from "king of queen" has quit church of scientology. >> oh. >> yeah, she -- now this is according to a source. apparently been subjected to years of interrogations what they're calling thought modifications. finally she just quit. this may stem all the way back to, speaking of tom cruise and katie holmes, their wedding in 2006. a blogger out there saying that she apparently went up to the leader of the church and asked an innocent question -- "hey, where is your wife?"
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he said to her, reportedly, "you don't have the bleeping rank to ask about my wife." >> oh. >> she took this to heart. she has been sitting on it for quite some time. as a result of that question. she was put through interrogations, black listed within the church. according to reports. she ditched it altogether. a rep for scientology, denying all the claims. no word on what leah is saying. >> fascinating little group, the church of scientology. good luck, leah. >> very interesting. >> yes. >> sophia vergara has given an interview to "harper's bazaar." this is what she says -- i shower, do hair and makeup. for me, it is like shaving. i don't believe in a natural look. she is saying, you know what, ladies, don't believe what men tell you, never go without makeup or hair. always get it done. she does not believe in the natural look. she says, gisele bundchen. the only one who can pull it off. >> allowed. >> every day, hair and makeup. hey. >> my only problem, when it come to sophia, regardless what is going on with the face.
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that's not what most men are paying attention to. just saying. >> it is okay to go with the natural look is what he is saying. >> we'll be right back. go with t natural look is what is saying >> w be right back. is . e'll be right back >> right back.
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♪ there it is. come on. whoa. >> i caught it. >> right on your dress. >> sorry about that. >> that's okay. you got excited. >> i got you with the tip. >> well, what are we going to do? >> ha-ha! >> it happens. it happens. >> it has been quite a week for news headlines and our heads are still spinning. >> yeah. >> everything from high drama, murder trial in florida and reproductive rights. but clearly topping the headlines, the plane crash in san francisco. here now is our "friday rewind." >> oh, my god! we just saw a plane crash.
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>> it seemed to be arriving perfectly. then all of a sudden it, it tilted up. sort of like, 70 degrees. and it landed on its tail. it crashed with a thud. a real loud like smash to the concrete. >> and finally the plane stopped and it was like a -- a silence for some time before people start, you know, realizing we are back alive. >> abortion is the only medical procedure where the result or the expected outcome is the taking of a life. >> this bill is about bullying womens and taking away their rights and helping somebody get through a republican primary. >> do you know whose voice that is in the background screaming? >> yes, definitely. that's georgie. and i hear it. i hear him screaming. >> i thought it was george. >> whose voice is it? >> george zimmerman's voice. [ indiscernible ] >> i don't -- just, you know, that he had the audacity to smirk at us.
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that's how i take it. >> i am getting stronger each day. and having my privacy has helped immensely. >> i would say thank you for the support. >> i may have been through hell and back, but i am strong enough to walk through hell with a smile on my face. >> there is too many interesting women i have -- i have -- i have not had the experience to know in this life because i have been brainwashed and -- that was never a comedy for me. ha-ha. >> all right, dustin. >> want to tell you about "world news now" extra. >> in case you missed it, best and the most fun moments from the week. all posted online. just for facebook fans.
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america making news in america this morning, final countdown. the case that captivated the country comes to a close. the fate of george zimmerman will soon in the hands of the jury. but not before one last pitch from the defense. we're live with the latest. removing the wreckage. new video just in of the plane that crashed in san francisco, as crews finally start to clear the runway. arsenic concerns. it's already known that apple juice contains the chemical. but now, the government is cracking down amid outcry from parents. and you will likely hear the word sharknado today. well, what is it? and why is it getting so much attention? ango